Definition of Ground cover

1. Noun. Low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow.

2. Noun. Small plants other than saplings growing on a forest floor.
Exact synonyms: Groundcover
Generic synonyms: Underbrush, Undergrowth, Underwood

Definition of Ground cover

1. Noun. Something, particularly plants, which overlays an area of land. May refer to plants specifically grown to prevent erosion of an area. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ground Cover

ground ball with eyes
ground bar
ground beef
ground beefs
ground beetle
ground bundles
ground cable
ground cedar
ground cherry
ground clearance
ground clearances
ground cloth
ground control
ground cover (current term)
ground crew
ground effect
ground effect machine
ground failure
ground fir
ground fire
ground floor
ground forces
ground game
ground games
ground itch
ground itch anaemia

Literary usage of Ground cover

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to the Study of Landscape Design by Henry Vincent Hubbard (1917)
"Ground In naturalistic scenes the use of low-growing ground cover is subject ... The choice of ground cover in naturalistic design is likely to be motived ..."

2. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"In studying the effect of the natural ground cover on the underlying temperature, the physical- geographic approach has prevailed. ..."

3. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International by Building Research Advisory Board Staff (1973)
"It is extremely unlikely that overland flow occurs on the 92.3 percent of the watershed that has continuous vegetative ground cover (Table !, Figure 2). ..."

4. Vegetation and Scenery in the Metropolitan Reservations of Boston: A by Charles Eliot, Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot (1898)
"... to opening vistas through " notches," to substituting low ground-cover for high woods in many places, and to other like operations which are, ..."

5. Ecology, Diversity and Sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin edited by Deborah M. Finch, Joseph A. Tainter (1996)
"Overgrazing caused sharp reductions in the herbaceous ground cover and associated organic litter, effectively suppressing the previously widespread fires. ..."

6. Handbook of Field Methods for Monitoring Landbirds edited by C. John Ralph (1999)
"Plant ecolo- gists have used some species in the herb or ground cover layers as indicative of a particular plant association. In this case, the species ..."

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